There was no forgetting the trailblazing Australian Pop artist Amber Lee after hearing her single “Doubt”. We were under no impression that we’d heard all she has to offer, but we were still blown away by her latest single “Kings and Queens”.
With Kings and Queens, Amber Lee raised the tempo to orchestrate an EDM Pop track which is as lyrically captivating as it is stylistically enrapturing. The track was written to tell anyone lucky enough to hear it that you don’t need to crumble and reconstruct yourself under society’s pressures. You can create your own image, enjoy the empowerment in celebrating authenticity. The kind of authenticity Amber Lee used to create this powerfully high-vibe single.
Kings and Queens dropped on September 4th; you can check it out for yourselves by heading over to Spotify now.
They told us smoking wasn’t cool; judging by Leire’s ‘Box Of Chesterfield’, ‘they’ were seriously wrong. This is a beautiful, haunting tale of anxiety, of existing rather than living, surviving whilst drowning; it’s a personal song, the sparse electronic music echoing behind Leire’s husky, plaintive vocal.
There’s a touch of Sia in the delivery, but the hushed verses give way to an emotive, soaring chorus which allows Leire to properly showcase her vocal talent. And that’s some serious talent, having already taken Leire from busking in Leicester Square to sharing stages with the likes of Tom Walker, Jake Bugg, and Rag’n’Bone Man,
‘Box Of Chesterfield’ is a slow-burn (no pun intended) beauty; Leire’s debut EP, telling ‘the truth about society’ and released later this year, can’t come soon enough. In the meantime, you can hear ‘Box Of Chesterfield’ here.
Up and coming Hip Hop artist Arthur Pri¢e dropped the official music video to their latest single Witnesses on July 19th. With a sound which sits right on the contemporary curve, the smooth grind of the beats and the flawless production, any fans of downtempo Hip Hop will want to indulge themselves.
You can’t help but lock into Arthur Pri¢e’s introspectively deep Rap bars which offer as much connectable resonance as they do wit. I’ll never get tired of hearing Rap bars which show that Rap and poetry are two sides of the same coin. There’s an incredibly refreshing sense that Arthur Pri¢e held nothing back when penning the powerful perfectly metered lyrics.
From start to finish, Witness is a mesmerizingly immersive track. The instrumentals may be stripped back, but the ambient grooves behind Arthur Pri¢e’s bars prove to be an alchemic combination.
You can check out the official music video to Arthur Pri¢e’s single Witnesses via YouTube.
Ophiuchus: Serafin is the latest single to be released from the immeasurably ingenious aural alchemist 8udDha bl0od. If any artist could be described as the modern-day equivalent to The Residents, it’s 8udDha bl0od
The Brighton-based artist may constantly switch up their sound with their new releases, but you can usually rely on a transfixing level of avant-garde accessible chaos. The accordantly rhythmic disarray in Ophiuchus: Serafin certainly didn’t disappoint.
Within Ophiuchus: Serafin, you’ll find nuances of Psych Rock, Surf Rock, No Wave and plenty more. The ten-minute extended track may make some dramatic tonal shifts and throw some discord your way, but each progression is as indulgent as the last.
If there’s an artist we’re grateful to have discovered this year, it’s 8udDha bl0od with their infinitely wild imagination when it comes to orchestrating soundscapes.
You can check out Ophiuchus: Serafin which was released on July 20th for yourselves by heading over to SoundCloud now.
Shipwreck is the standout single from up and coming singer-songwriter Hailey Davis’ latest EP “Arc of Visibility”. It’s also the perfect introduction to the artist’s unashamedly bold, impeccably matured approach to contemporary Pop.
You’re likely to have heard some of the lyrics before, in the form of insidious thoughts which creep through your skull and chew away on self-confidence. But through Hailey Davis’ unfalteringly absorbing vocals and lyrical affirmations such as “I’m not perfect, but I deserve a little more”, Shipwreck becomes a masterfully empowering single.
Not every Pop artist has the ability to craft perception-shifting tracks, but perceptibly, Hailey Davis is so much more than your average newcomer. Combined with her pioneering stylistic sound, she’s a trailblazer leading the way into artful insightful Pop.
You can check Shipwreck for yourselves by heading over to apple music now.